Monday, February 4, 2008

FIL has Died

My FIL lost his battle against cancer on Wednesday 30th January. He knew about his cancer for 7 years. He had had symptoms for the previous 2 years but dismissed them as 'old age' and wasnt diagnosed until it was inoperable. He was 76 years old when he died.

Please, any of you with men in your life.......encourage them to check for prostate cancer. There is a simple blood test which can be done to indicate if further investigation is needed. The outlook is very good when it is detected early. If my FIL had been aware of the PSA test or the symptoms to look out for he may still be here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Claire, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Sending you big hugs.

Tanisha said...

Claire,

So sorry to hear about your FIL. I also lost my FIL to prostate cancer this past September. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

ambermoggie said...

so sorry to hear the news Claire, my thoughts are with you all. I know what youa re going through:(
hugs
amber

Put a Sock in it said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending warm thoughts your way.

Aknita said...

Claire I was sorry to hear about your FIL.